"Just Words" event poster

Just Words? 

Language and Imagining Justice in Maya Experiences of Guatemalan and U.S. Courts

María Luz García, Eastern Michigan University

Monday, October 17, 2022
4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones House (RAJ House)

 

 

 

Over 50 Years of Research on African American English: Breaking the Cycle

A lecture by Prof. Lisa Green (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

March 10, 2022

4:30–6:00 p.m., via Zoom

The stream of research on African American English (AAE) has continued to flow steadily, stemming from the claim in the 1960s that the variety is a legitimate linguistic system. Over the course of the years, insightful revelations about the sentence structure, sound system, and composition of meaning have been made about AAE; however, issues related to the intersection of language of speakers in African American communities and social factors continue to be in the forefront. In this talk, I will frame the past 50 years of research on AAE in terms of cycles and then discuss research on linguistic patterns in children developing AAE, speakers who are often overlooked. I discuss myths about child AAE and explain the importance of acquisition research, especially in countering the growing epidemics of the preschool to prison pipeline and the “adultification” of African American girls.

To attend the lecture, please use this Zoom Webinar link

 

Poster for the Linguistics Field Guide, hosted by the Center for Careers and Internships.

Linguistics Field Guide

Meet alumni who studied linguistics

Thursday, February 24
5:00–6:30 p.m., Hillcrest 103
Panel Discussion

Friday, February 25
9 a.m.–Noon, VIA ZOOM
One-on-one chats
For more
information, visit https://www.middlebury.edu/office/careers-internships/events/field-guid…